One night I had a dream that I went to go see Jesus…
It was back in Bible times, and I was collecting food to take with me for the journey (like the kid with the loaves and fishes☺️). I hurriedly packed up and left the house. I had one goal – If I could just make eye contact with Jesus, then He would know how much I loved Him. I knew there was going to be a crowd, so I didn’t have to talk to Him…I just needed Him to see my love for him.
When I arrived, Jesus was standing with a small crowd of people around him. I walked up the side of a small hill next to where he was standing so that I could see him (I know, sounds similar to Zacchaeus 🙂) and waited for Jesus to look in my direction.
After a few seconds, Jesus looked up at me and smiled so warmly! And in that moment, I knew that He knew how much I loved Him. I know that He saw into my heart and the love I have for a Him!
All of a sudden, I was standing right in front of the King of kings! He was so happy that I was there with Him. I just remember Him smiling so big.😁 He talked with me for a while (I wish so much that I could remember what He said). He was so kind, and I know I was smiling so much!
I then remember sitting on the ground. Jesus came over and sat with me. He put both arms tightly around me and just held me in His warm embrace. I remember thinking about all the cares and struggles of this life and how they were no more. I couldn’t even feel them because the peace that I felt in that moment was something I couldn’t explain. Jesus’ loving, powerful arms were around me, and it was like the worries of this life were no match! They were nothing! The peace I felt was like a thick blanket enveloping me and protecting my heart and my mind. My focus was on Jesus, and I was at rest in His love.
When I woke up, I remember opening my eyes and still feeling that peace. It was surrounding me. I truly have never felt it like that before. I remember laying in bed and thinking how I didn’t want to move. In that moment, I truly felt “the peace that passes all understanding.”~Philippians 4:7 I had gone to see Jesus, and I had spent time with Him, talking with Him, and He was lavishing His love and peace on me.
The Bible says in Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
This Christmas season, I don’t know what struggles or trials you might be facing. You may be desperately in need of God’s peace in your life. Well, I know One who can give you that peace that passes all understanding! Seek out after Jesus in daily prayer and petition with thanksgiving! He is so near! He knows every hurt, every pain and every sorrow, and He wants to give you His perfect peace which will “guard your hearts and your minds…” We may think we can do it all on our own, but our minds are a battlefield, and our hearts are easily led astray , so let’s let Jesus’ peace guard them!
John 14:27 ~ “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
If you are struggling today, run to the arms of Jesus Christ our Savior! Speak to Him, offer up your petitions, thank Him for His love and mercy. Set your mind on Him, and He will keep you in perfect peace! ❤️
Isaiah 26:3 ~ “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
Psalm 16:11 ~ “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
Be blessed today!! 😄🙏🏻